Alcoholism and the family

by Berger, Gilda.

Format: Print Book 1993
Availability: Available at 2 Libraries 2 of 2 copies
Available (2)
Location Collection Call #
Hampton Community Library Non-Fiction 362.292 BER
Location  Hampton Community Library
Collection  Non-Fiction
Call Number  362.292 BER
Sewickley Public Library Nonfiction 362.29 BER 1993
Location  Sewickley Public Library
Collection  Nonfiction
Call Number  362.29 BER 1993
Among the most devastating effects of alcoholism is its impact on the family. The problems of alcoholism can be found in families from every racial, social, and economic level. After discussing what alcoholism is, and its effects on health, behavior, and especially the family, the newest findings on how to treat alcoholism in the family are explored.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Gr. 8-12. Part of the Changing Family series, Berger's book refers to alcoholism as "the family disease." While beginning with a discussion of alcoholics and including information on the effects of alcohol and the causes of alcoholism, the author's main focus is on the families of alcoholics, including the feelings of shame, guilt, helplessness, and bitterness that family members often feel. Berger also deals frankly with codependency, abuse, dysfunctional families, and the tendency of adult children of alcoholics to either marry alcoholics or become alcoholics themselves. A final section covers prevention, treatment, and recovery. Information is presented in an easy-to-read question-and-answer format, with interesting statistics inserted at the beginning of each chapter. Without crossing into the realm of bibliotherapy, the author sends the message to young people who are living with alcoholics that they are not alone and encourages them to get help for themselves and, if possible, for their families. Source notes, bibliography, and an agency information section are included. ~--Jeanne Triner"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Series Changing family (New York, N.Y.)
Subjects Alcoholism -- United States -- Prevention -- Juvenile literature.
Alcoholics -- United States -- Family relationships -- Juvenile literature.
Alcoholism -- United States -- Juvenile literature.
Publisher New York :F. Watts,1993
Language English
Description 123 pages ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (page 117) and index.
ISBN 0531125483
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